Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced the addition of 38 student-athletes to the Mustang program to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU on Wednesday. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Sauter said he expects more to sign in the next few…

SMSU Women Upset 13th Ranked Augustana, Viking Men Pull Away From Mustangs

Southwest Minnesota State-Augustana Hoops Doubleheader

WOMEN’S RECAP COURTESY SMSU ATHLETICS MARSHALL, Minn. – Freshman Jenna Borchers connected on a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 74-71 victory over No. 22 Augustana on Friday night at the R/A Facility in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball.   The victory was SMSU’s first over a ranked team since Jan. 16,…

SOUND: Nebraska and SMSU’s Reunion Visit Beneficial for Mustangs

LINCOLN, N.E. — When Nebraska Head Coach and Doland native Tim Miles hosted SMSU it wasn’t just for an easy victory. It was a reunion many won’t soon forget. Brad Bigler the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State, played for Miles at SMSU in the 1990s. On Saturday, he faced his old coach in Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 23rd ranked Huskers…

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

MARSHALL, MN…Don’t let the height, or hair, fool you. “I think you guys caught me at a bad time. I didn’t get time to get a haircut in before the tournament so it gets a little puffy there!” SMSU Senior Guard Ryan Bruggeman says. “Yeah he’s gotta get haircuts more often I guess!” SMSU Head Coach Brad Bigler says. Ryan…

SMSU Outlasts Sioux Falls After Quick Turnaround From Nebraska Game

Mustangs Wins 79-75

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State picked up a big road victory on Sunday night behind a game-high 31 points from Ryan Bruggeman to defeat the University of Sioux Falls, 79-75 in NSIC men’s basketball at the Stewart Center.   The victory for SMSU avenged an earlier 94-72 loss to USF in Marshall on Dec. 1. SMSU improves to…

SMSU Second Quarter Stampede Leads To Win At Sioux Falls

Mustang Women Win 77-61

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State stopped a three-game losing streak and earned its first road victory of the season with an impressive 77-61 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday in NSIC women’s college basketball at the Stewart Center.   SMSU, which earned its first win over USF since Jan. 15, 2013, snapping an 11-game…

SMSU Falls At Nebraska To Former Coach Tim Miles

Mustangs Fall 79-38

LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Nebraska, ranked No. 23 in the latest USA Today Coaches poll, connected on 11 3-pointers and limited Southwest Minnesota State to 30 percent shooting, to earn a 79-38 victory in men’s college basketball on Saturday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   Today’s game was an exhibition for SMSU, while it was a regular season…

SMSU Splits Hoops Doubleheader With Mankato

Mustang Women Win 74-73, Men Fall 75-67

WOMEN’S RECAP MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State snapped a 23-game losing streak to Minnesota State in NSIC women’s basketball with a 74-73 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night at the R/A Facility. SMSU advanced to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the NSIC while MSU dropped to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NSIC. The last time the Mustangs…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year…Again!

SMSU's Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year...Again!

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University senior Taylor Reiss earned two major awards on Wednesday, being named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II National Player of the Year for the second straight season and was also named the Division II National Player of the Year by the Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA), which is voted upon by sports…

Duluth Downs SMSU In NSIC Tournament Championship

Mustangs Fall 3-1

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 3-seeded Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22) to top-seeded Minnesota Duluth in the championship match of the NSIC Tournament held in the Romano Gymnasium on Saturday night. SMSU (23-8) now awaits its post-season fate on Sunday night as the 64-team NCAA tournament field will be announced at 9 p.m. CST at…

Mustangs Stampede Past Wolves

SMSU Beats Northern State 35-7

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State put together a strong defensive performance and used a potent offensive attack to earn a 35-7 victory over Northern State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday night at the Schwan Regional Event Center.   SMSU, which improves to 4-4 overall, built a 28-0 lead late in the third quarter and held NSU…

Big win for USF over SMSU in Volleyball

Big win for USF over SMSU in Volleyball

SIOUX FALLS — Led by the unsung senior duo of Anna Peterson and Megan Hamstad, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Volleyball Team rallied for a 3-2 (8-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 17-15) decision over No. 11 Southwest Minnesota State before a raucous crowd at the Stewart Center. USF defeated their first ranked team of the season after several close calls. Peterson recorded a…

Gimbel Back To End College Career On His Terms

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MARSHALL, MN  —  Blake Gimbel likes to throw the football. “Some guys ask hey, did you really throw the ball 60 times in a game? And I’ll tell them yeah, we did it multiple times.” SMSU Senior QB Blake Gimbel says. A lot. “I like throwing the ball. You don’t even think about it when the game is going on….

Sioux Falls Stops Southwest Minnesota State

Cougars Defeat Mustangs 39-21

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In a game full of offensive fireworks the Sioux Falls Cougars defeated the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs 39-21 in college football action on Saturday night at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls. USF’s Caden Walters threw four touchdowns on 12-17 passes for 196 yards.  Three of those touchdowns went to Nate Johnson.  He hauled in four…

SMSU Comes Back To Get Five Set Victory At Wayne State

Mustangs Stay Unbeaten In NSIC

WAYNE, Neb. – The Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team (7-3, 2-0 NSIC) earned a five-set victory (25-23, 18-25, 25-13, 22-25, 11-15) over Wayne State (8-2, 1-1 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon at Rice Auditorium. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with a match-high 28 kills and added 15 digs, as well as a new career-high 94 digs. Several other Mustangs recorded career highs…

SMSU Falls at Mankato is Season Opener

SMSU Falls at Mankato is Season Opener

MANKATO, MN… The Mustangs of SMSU took the field in Manakto Thursday night with Blake Gimbel back for one last year as their quarterback. He went 34-49 for 274 yards and a score, But the Mavericks scored the first 21 points and the Mustangs couldn’t catch up. Gimbel hit Connor Wilkie for a 30 yard scored in the final minute…

2018 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Previewing The 2018 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and KDLT Sports is ready to bring you all the action in 2018!  Our Gridiron Preview is back with a look ahead at the college and prep season.  We start with a look at NCAA Division One & Two by looking at how SDSU and USD will replace some of their stars and…

Sioux Falls Picked Third In NSIC Preseason Poll

Augustana 6th, Northern State 8th & SMSU 12th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Practice begins for many college football programs next week and the first batch of preseason polls are in for the Northern Sun Conference. The University of Sioux Falls has been picked to finish third overall in the NSIC and in their southern division.  The Cougars will be seeking their fifth straight postseason appearance and fourth consecutive…

2018 NSIC Softball Tournament Bracket

All Games Played At Sherman Park In Sioux Falls

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The 2018 NSIC Softball Tournament bracket has been set as regular season play concluded Sunday afternoon.  The top ten teams in the final regular season standings will participate in the double-elimination tournament, which will be held May 3-5 at Bowden Field & Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Winona State earned the number one seed after…

Jarvis Hits Dramatic Walk-off HR for USF

Jarvis Hits Dramatic Walk-off HR for USF

SIOUX FALLS – Brent Jarvis hit a walk-off home run to lead the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (4-16, 4-6 NSIC) to a dramatic win in game one and a split of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader with Southwest Minnesota State (7-11, 2-6 NSIC) on Tuesday at Ronken Field. SMSU took game two, 8-7, holding off a late…